The Obit For Jack Bennett

John "Jack" Bennett Sr.

Published in Carroll County Times on August 21, 2010

John "Jack" Bennett Sr., 80, of Westminster, formerly of Cambridge, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010.

Born Feb. 8, 1930, in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Earl and Evelyn Andrews Bennett.

After graduating high school, he was a professional baseball player with the Brooklyn Dodgers farm club for four years. He then served for two years in the United States Army.

After his military service, he attended college in Baltimore and began his career in accounting and tax preparation. He began and developed tax preparation offices in Westminster and Hanover, Pa.

Surviving are children Stan Bennett, of Buckeye, Ariz., John Bennett Jr., of Westminster, and Susan Bennett, of Denton; a brother, Earl "Buddy" Bennett, of Lakewood, Colo.; grandchildren Mandy, Josh, Brandon, and Emily Bennett; and a friend, Phyllis Egger, of Hanover.

He was predeceased by a brother, Ted Bennett; and a sister, Elaine Bennett Day.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service, 2 p.m. Monday at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, with Steve Hull officiating.

Interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Rest Haven Cemetery in Hanover.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to "The Least of These" Ministries, c/o Steve Hull, 170 Airport Drive, Westminster, MD 21157; or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157.

Online condolences may be offered at www.prittsfuneralhome.com. Sign this guest book online at www.carrollcountytimes.com.